Re: Permission to hunt property
Because I try to hunt and or scout any off time I have, I have resorted to writing letters. This accomplishes 2 things 1) You can cover everything you wanted to say without leaving anything out 2) Doesnt put the landowner on the spot. In the letter I always include. Things like: I always practice safe and ethical hunting practices. You wont even know I am on the property unless you would like to me to check in and or leave a written log. The dates of the season(s) you intend to hunt. And I always include something like; I generally ask permisson in person but respect your privacy and do not like putting people on the spot. Im sure people have asked permission to hunt your property before and hope they have respected your decision and property. Also helps if you tell them you will help keep an eye on their property and pick up trash etc... I asked permission to hunt a small 5d farm last year via mail and got an email response that they would like to meet me first. We met, talked and they said thanks for asking, they have seen people hunting their property over the past few years but nobody has asked persmission for years. The first day I went back to scout the property, I stopped counting at 12 tree stands, on less then 30 acres of land... Wonder why people are so reluctant to give permission anymore? Oh, just got confirmation from the farm last night, that I can continue to hunt it this year.